Commodity Trading

Commodities Down, Greenback Rampant

So far in 2014, the news for investors in commodities hasn’t been all bad. A little volatility returned to commodity prices in 2014 and some of the hedge funds... continue reading

Naked Selfies and CTRM in the Cloud

The very high profile release of a bunch of nude pictures of celebrities over the last few days has drawn a lot of attention to security vulnerabilities of the... continue reading

Register for the CTRM Conference

If any of the below apply to you – make a date for the 2nd October at the Pullman London St. Pancras hotel and register for the CTRM Conference. Do... continue reading

E/CTRM Employment Trends – A Conversation with Carl Vellenoweth of EnRisk

Recently, I had a conversation with Carl Vellenoweth, Director of EnRisk Business Partners in London. EnRisk is a leading recruitment company focused on the ETRM and CTRM areas specifically.... continue reading

Shaping Up – The CTRM Conference 2014 Update

The CTRM Conference organized by ComTech Advisory and Commodities Now magazine is now just over 7-weeks away. The event will be held at the Pullman, London St. Pancras on... continue reading

Around and around we go ….

A few years ago, I was writing articles about hedge funds entering energy and commodity trading. Jointly with Peter Fusaro I even wrote a book about it and we... continue reading

Silver Lake expands their energy software & ETRM portfolio

Quorum Business Solutions (Quorum) and Silver Lake Partners, a global private equity investment firm, announced that Silver Lake and its energy and innovation strategy arm, Kraftwerk, have agreed to... continue reading

Will Eka succeed Triple Point at the top of the CM market?

I’m sure any number of companies would like to emulate the success that Triple Point Technology (TPT) had in the 2008 to 2012 time frame. Around 2007, the company... continue reading

New White Paper

In a week in which even Prof. Stephen Hawking commented about Artificial Intelligence, ComTech is issuing a new white paper sponsored by DataGenic called Making More of Data with... continue reading

A High Energy debate – US gas and crude exports

The question of whether the US should export some portion of its new found bounty of natural gas in the form of LNG is a hot topic.  With Russia... continue reading

Interesting stuff from (and about) Aspect Enterprise Solutions

Gary and I had a update from Aspect Enterprise Solutions yesterday.  Though not the most well-known company in the ETRM / CTRM space (having changed their name from Oil... continue reading

Market Developments Update – Video

While in Essen, Patrick and I created a discussion video looking at CTRM Market Developments. That video is now available on this site and also www.comtechadvisory.com website.... continue reading

Commodity Technology Interviews Mr. Jan van den Brom of Agiboo

Last week Patrick and I both spent most of the week in and around EWorld in Essen. On the Monday, we were delighted to welcome Mr. Jan van den... continue reading

Quorum acquires Woodlands Solutions

Quorum Business Solutions (Quorum) will announce on Monday that it has acquired Woodlands Solutions, the Houston-based ETRM provider.  According to an early release provided by Quorum, Woodland’s “Phoenix ETRM... continue reading

What do you think of the ETRM and CTRM vendors and their products?

The global energy and commodities industry faces numerous market challenges and risks, including greater regulation and governmental oversight, economic uncertainty, rapidly changing supply and demand patterns, and commodity prices... continue reading

Catching up with Molecule Software

I had the opportunity to visit with Sameer Soleja and Sam Parikh from Molecule Software last week and got a look at the latest developments around their trading and... continue reading